8 things about crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and investors to consider

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8 things about crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and investors to consider

April 23, 2014 7:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Crowdfunding is growing at a pretty frenetic pace based on some startling stats Andrew Dix of Crowded Media Group offered as part of a series of discussions on crowdfunding at…


From analytics brokers to simulation software: A healthcare data pro’s innovation wish list

From analytics brokers to simulation software: A healthcare data pro’s innovation wish list

April 24, 2014 3:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Technologies that turn healthcare data into knowledge make up a market that’s projected to grow more than 20 percent over each of the next five years. It’s quickly become a…


Review: Galaxy S5 is the ideal Android phone

Review: Galaxy S5 is the ideal Android phone

April 24, 2014 1:00 pm by | 0 Comments

I dropped Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in a glass of water as soon as I got it. Not out of malice or clumsiness. I was just eager to test the water-resistant case. And,…



Apple patent application shows plans for interactive 3D images

Apple patent application shows plans for interactive 3D images

April 24, 2014 12:49 pm by | 0 Comments

If all of Apple’s patents and patent applications actually get turned into products, the future will have arrived. Latest example: a new patent application that could allow users to interact…


The ICD-10 emperor is not naked, but actually quite nicely dressed

The ICD-10 emperor is not naked, but actually quite nicely dressed

April 24, 2014 11:37 am by | 0 Comments

A few days ago, Betsy Nicoletti penned a post titled “The ICD-10 emperor has no clothes.” Kate Warnock  - social business strategist at BCBS of Florida – aka @FLBlue -…


Don’t look for a bunch of new state insurance exchanges for 2015 enrollment

Don’t look for a bunch of new state insurance exchanges for 2015 enrollment

April 24, 2014 8:36 am by | 0 Comments

Only two of the 36 states that relied on the federal insurance exchange this year — Idaho and New Mexico — plan to set up their own online marketplaces in time for the next open enrollment beginning Nov. 15.

Both those states had moved to run thei…


Mobile health business models: Still a work in progress

Mobile health business models: Still a work in progress

April 23, 2014 4:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Which mobile health business models are companies having success with? One takeaway from the digital health panel at MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum is that everyone, from startups to big players,…


Y Combinator simplifies startup investment strategy

Y Combinator simplifies startup investment strategy

April 23, 2014 11:00 am by | 0 Comments

After so many changes in the last few weeks, Y Combinator has announced yet another one. This time, it’s shaking up the investments its startups receive. The accelerator just announced…



Three ways to increase your startup’s chances of getting acquired by GE Healthcare

Three ways to increase your startup’s chances of getting acquired by GE Healthcare

April 23, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Cultural fit, bundling potential and a focus on work force optimization. If your healthcare startup meets all or even two of these criteria, you’ll have a better than average chance…


Nielsen: Smartphones used by more than half of Americans aged 55+

Nielsen: Smartphones used by more than half of Americans aged 55+

April 22, 2014 3:42 pm by | 0 Comments

Don’t look now, but the transition to a mobile-centric computing culture in the U.S. is now certified. Let’s check some new data points that represent several crossed Rubicons in the…


What does Verizon’s report on data breaches reveal about healthcare?

What does Verizon’s report on data breaches reveal about healthcare?

April 22, 2014 6:57 am by | 1 Comments

One of the healthcare industry’s biggest issues is a lack of visibility and it seems to be an impediment to improving security. That was one of the findings of Suzanne…


What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

April 22, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Here’s another addition to the list of potential health applications for Oculus Rift. Last fall video game artist Pri Firstenberg got ahold of an early version of the virtual reality…


What will it take for wearable technology to reach a tipping point?

What will it take for wearable technology to reach a tipping point?

April 21, 2014 7:25 pm by | 0 Comments

Alex Le is the co-founder and vice president of product of Heyday, an automatic journaling app. Take a quick survey of the wearable industry today and the only thing that’s…


Could radar imaging technology to detect falls offer better alternative to cameras, wearables?

Could radar imaging technology to detect falls offer better alternative to cameras, wearables?

April 21, 2014 2:40 pm by | 0 Comments

An engineering professor wants to take a form of radar detection for the military and apply it to the aging-in-place population. The goal is to develop a better way to…


How are Michigan’s health systems responding to doctor shortage?

How are Michigan’s health systems responding to doctor shortage?

April 21, 2014 12:43 pm by | 1 Comments

Michigan’s medical schools, doctors offices and health care networks are tackling a shortage of primary care doctors that is expected to worsen under the Affordable Care Act. The state and…


Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

April 21, 2014 8:26 am by | 0 Comments

In the near future, medtech may take a cue from rock music. Indie musician Imogen Heap and her team of scientists and designers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise 200,000…